What is Considered Quality When It Comes to Auto Glass?

When you purchase a brand new vehicle, you expect it to only have the best of the best quality parts. That means, should there ever be a time when something needs to be replaced, you should expect nothing but something of equal or greater value in its place. The same goes for auto glass. At the time of a replacement, you want to ensure only the best quality glass in the business is used. However, what is considered “quality”?

Quality does not always translate, depending on who you ask. That is why it is important to have an organization or governing body that determines the guidelines and rules to establish that definition. In the world of auto glass, that is the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC), the Coalition for Auto Glass Safety & Public Awareness (CASPA), and Independent Glass Association (IGA).

A company like Glass America leaves defining quality to the experts and then follows all of the guidelines. At the time of replacement, our team goes directly to the glass manufacturers or contacts a vendor with the necessary approvals – this is Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) auto glass. That’s right, OEM, as the name suggests, is identical to your original windshield while OEE is glass that is made to the same standards.

At the time of booking your appointment, you can choose your preference. For your safety, the structural integrity of your vehicle, and preventing future damage – never settle for something of inferior quality because of a seemingly “better deal.” If you have any questions about Glass America and the quality of the glass we use, do not hesitate to give us a call at any time!


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